Oscar Levant Overview:

Legendary actor, Oscar Levant, was born on Dec 27, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Levant died at the age of 65 on Aug 14, 1972 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Levant was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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(December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an pianist, composer, author, comedian, and actor. He studied under Zygmunt Stojowski, a piano pedagogue. In 1924, aged 18, he appeared with Ben Bernie in a short film, Ben Bernie and All the Lads. In 1928, Levant moved to Hollywood where... Read full article


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Oscar Levant Quotes:

Adam Cook: [Jerry, Henri Baurel and Adam are at the café, talking. Adam desperately tries to prevent the other two men from revealing to each other they love the same woman by distracting them] Did I ever tell you about the time I gave a command performance for Hitler?


Adam Cook: It's not a pretty face, I grant you, but underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.


Ezra Millar: Thank you. I'm touched, the piano's touched, and Tchaikovsky's touched.


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A composer as well as a pianist, he had more than fifty published songs to his credit, most notably the standard "Blame It on My Youth," and several short instrumental works, including the whimsically titled "A Polka for Oskar Homolka.".

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6728 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Recorded for Columbia and American Decca records.

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